Ingrid Forster

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Ingrid Forster

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW

Verified by Psychology Today



Ingrid has a particular interest in relationship therapy and specialises in working with couples, as well as individuals facing distress. Ingrid works collaboratively with her clients to build on strengths, unlock stuck emotions and develop skills to improve overall wellbeing. Through counselling, both individuals and couples can reduce distress, enhance coping, and increase insight to strengthen their relationships. Once the trust and closeness build in the relationship, real transformation begins to occur as new patterns of relating are consolidated.
Each session with Ingrid is tailored to meet the client’s personal therapeutic needs. Ingrid incorporates many contemporary counselling models into her practice including Mindfulness based therapy, Attachment Based Emotion Focused Therapy, Trauma informed therapy, Internal Family Systems model & Systemic Family & Couples Therapy.
Ingrid is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & has training in Emotion Focused, Attachment Based Couples therapy. Ingrid currently works within a major public hospital providing social work & counselling as well as managing her own private practice. Ingrid is located in COBURG. Currently a wait list for new referrals. Hours: Wed & Sat.


  • Cost per Session: $125 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Bupa
  • Medicare Rebates
  • Teachers Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • Membership: Australian Association of Social Workers / Accredited Social Workers
  • Training: Master of Social Work, Melbourne University / 2012

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Monash University / BHS / 1998
  • Certificate: Bouverie Centre / Graduate Certificate Family Therapy / 2001


  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • EMDR
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centred
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


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Last Modified: 3 Jun 2022
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Ingrid Forster

Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW